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Brodkin, Adele M. – Early Childhood Today (1), 2007
In this article, the author presents the story of Tucker, a child who constantly looks for attention. The author assesses that children like Tucker frequently wrestle with feelings of jealousy and competition. However, Tucker's intense competitiveness is a bit beyond what one would expect, even for a young child who has a chronically ill older…
Descriptors: Rewards, Cooperative Learning, Child Psychology, Instructional Leadership
Zucker, Andrew A. – Harvard Education Press, 2008
In this timely and thoughtful book, Andrew Zucker argues that technology can and will play a central role in efforts to achieve crucial education goals, and that it will be an essential component of further improvement and transformation of schools. The book is marked not only by Zucker's cutting-edge sophistication about digital technologies, but…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, Educational Objectives
Costley, Kevin C. – Online Submission, 2009
In 1970, journalist and scholar Charles Silberman published "Crisis in the Classroom; the Remaking of American Education." His intended audiences was teachers and students, school board members and taxpayers, public officials and civic leaders, newspaper and magazine editors and readers, television directors and viewers, parents and children.…
Descriptors: Humanistic Education, Criticism, Educational Change, Males
Gurian, Michael; Henley, Patricia – 2001
This book focuses on brain-based research to explore why boys and girls learn differently and how educators and parents can use that information to create the ultimate early childhood, elementary, or secondary classroom for both boys and girls. Part 1 of the book presents research findings from three primary points of view: (1) neurological and…
Descriptors: Brain, Change Strategies, Children, Classroom Environment
Fascilla, Paula, Ed.; And Others – 1991
This booklet addresses current research on the needs of gifted students and the relationship of these needs to the philosophy and intent of some of the major trends in educational reform and restructuring. Eight major reform trends are examined in terms of definitions, philosophy, key elements of the literature, examples of practical applications,…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Cooperative Learning, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy
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Allen, Amy E. – Childhood Education, 2013
As an early childhood professional, this author spent the first 17 years of her career as an advocate for children and their families. With an advanced degree in early childhood special education, she learned about the pitfalls and triumphs of special education. After leaving the classroom and entering the world of academia in teacher education,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent School Relationship, Disabilities
Hess, Frederick M. – American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2006
The author forthrightly declares in this book of essays on school reform that teachers are no more saintly than anyone else, that poor schools should be closed and lousy teachers should be fired, that philanthropy may sometimes do more harm than good, that teaching experience is not essential to being a school principal, that schools should be…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Teaching Experience, Essays, Competition
Craven, John; Hogan, Tracy – Phi Delta Kappan, 2008
Spring is the season when thousands of creased cardboard pests can be found lodged under the armpits of students and teachers as they observe the educational rite of spring known as the school science fair. A recent visit to a local school's gymnasium to witness one of these events reminded the authors of why they so dislike science fairs. In this…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Science Fairs, Science Education, Student Projects
Miller, Edward; Almon, Joan – Alliance for Childhood (NJ3a), 2009
Kindergarten has changed significantly in the last two decades: children now spend more time being taught and tested on literacy and math skills than they do learning through play and exploration, exercising their bodies, and using their imaginations. Many kindergartens use highly prescriptive curricula geared to new state standards and linked to…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, State Standards, Standardized Tests
Meador, Karen S.; Meador, Don B. – Gifted Child Today (GCT), 1992
This article applies the business concepts of cooperative partnerships between purchaser and supplier to improvement of programs for gifted students. It encourages systematic liaison between parent groups (the purchasers) and school and program administrators (the suppliers). (DB)
Descriptors: Business, Cooperative Programs, Educational Cooperation, Educational Philosophy
Abbott, Lesley; Langston, Ann – Open University Press, 2006
This book explores the important role of parents and the extended family in the lives of babies and young children. It complements and extends the DfES Birth to Three Matters framework, which supports practitioners in working with children aged birth to three, and builds on the information provided in the companion book "Birth to Three Matters:…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Open Universities, Family (Sociological Unit), Adolescents
Chomsky, Noam – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2004
Noam Chomsky's prolific writings have made him one of the most-quoted educators in history--the only living writer on a most-cited list that includes Plato, Shakespeare, and Freud. Yet until now, no book has systematically offered Chomsky's influential writings on education. In this book, Noam Chomsky encourages a larger understanding of…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Public Education, Democracy, Educational Change
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Goldrick-Rab, Sara; Sorensen, Kia – Future of Children, 2010
Noting that access to higher education has expanded dramatically in the past several decades, Sara Goldrick-Rab and Kia Sorensen focus on how unmarried parents fare once they enter college. Contrary to the expectation that access to college consistently promotes family stability and economic security, the authors argue that deficiencies in current…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Community Colleges, State Aid, College Attendance
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Young Exceptional Children, 2009
Today an ever-increasing number of infants and young children with and without disabilities play, develop, and learn together in a variety of places--homes, early childhood programs, neighborhoods, and other community-based settings. The notion that young children with disabilities and their families are full members of the community reflects…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Disabilities, Young Children, Educational Practices
Brooks, Jacqueline Grennon – 2002
This book explores the educational mission of teachers. Based mainly on opinion and anecdotal evidence--yet supported by some research--this book calls on teachers and parents to look beyond the old myths about what a good school is and instead focus on facilitating intellectual, ethical, and aesthetic growth in students and in themselves. The…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education
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